celebrating leadership

Saginaw Intermediate School District would like to celebrate Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Collier's recent keynote address at the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators' (AAEA) Fall Conference. AAEA’s Fall Conference theme was “Community Voice Matters!” with Dr. Collier’s opening keynote address titled, “Harness the Power of Your District’s Collective Authorship!” "I had a fantastic experience sharing my keynote with the incredible educational leaders in Arkansas at the statewide Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators (AAEA) 2022 Fall conference. My discussion focused on the critical importance of building a positive culture in schools through storytelling by harnessing the power of their district's collective authorship,” commented Dr. Collier. 

Dr. Collier has been recognized numerous times for his expertise in educational communication before being invited to keynote the AAEA’s Fall Conference. The Michigan School Public Relations Association (MSPRA) recognized Dr. Collier as the 2021 Superintendent Communicator of the Year, and he was also a finalist for the Michigan Association of Superintendents and Administrators (MASA) 2020 Superintendent of the Year. Please click here to listen to Dr. Collier’s previous guest podcast with SchoolCEO, where they spoke on communication strategies and tools within education. 

Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Collier Biography: 

Dr. Jeffrey Collier is the Superintendent of the Saginaw Intermediate School District. Dr. Collier is an ambassador for education and a champion of student-centric, experiential, and progressive learning cultures. With over 23 years of professional education experience, he has honed his leadership styles as an instructional leader and community-wide communicator with previous employment at Essexville-Hampton, Bay City, Tawas Area, and Au Gres-Sims School Districts. These diverse experiences have allowed him to fuel his growth as a leader while expanding his professional network across four counties in the Great Lakes Bay Region and throughout the State of Michigan.

Dr. Collier earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in History from Michigan State University and holds two Master of Arts degrees from Saginaw Valley State University; the first in Educational Leadership (M.Ed.) and the second as an Education Specialist (Ed.S.), and completed his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree from Central Michigan University. Jeffrey maintains both secondary teacher and school administrator certifications. Dr. Collier is the Michigan School Public Relations Association's (MSPRA) 2021 Superintendent Communicator of the Year and was a finalist for the Michigan Association of Superintendents and Administrators (MASA) 2020 Superintendent of the Year.

As a status quo disruptor, Dr. Collier advocates thoughtful, innovative leadership designs that focus on breaking through barriers to build vibrant cultures of learning and service with positive deviance. He has fostered key academic partnerships with entities across the state and nationally to promote educational opportunities and services for all students.  Dr. Collier also serves on the Saginaw County Board of Public Health, is a member of the Board of Directors for the Saginaw Community Foundation, has been installed on SET SEG's Foundation Board of Governance, and is a member of both Saginaw Valley State University's External Advisory Board and Board of Fellows. 

Jeffrey is an avid outdoorsman and voracious reader, has a long history of involvement with community service organizations, and is dedicated to serve, innovate, and empower diverse constituencies. A proud husband of 21 years, Jeffrey is married to Yolanda, a Spanish teacher in Midland Public School District, and father to two children, Gianna and Gabriel.